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Valerie Ward, MD, PhD
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Valerie L.  Ward, MD, PhD

Department: Radiology
Research Centers: Radiology Research Center
Hospital Title: Staff Radiologist
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Pediatric body imaging
healthcare services
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Research Overview

Dr. Ward's primary research is focused on pediatric health services and child health outcomes, as it applies to novel diagnostic imaging examinations, low radiation dose imaging in children, and patient satisfaction and health care disparities.

About Valerie Ward

Valerie Ward earned her A. B. in chemistry from Harvard University, and her MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and subsequently a Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.

She has received the Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award and the Society for Pediatric Radiology John A. Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award, as well as the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program Bridge Award.

Key Publications

  • Frates MC, Kumar AJ, Benson CB, Ward VL, Tempany CM. Fetal anomalies: comparison of MR imaging and US for diagnosis. Radiology 2004;232:398-404.
     
  • Ward VL, Barnewolt CE, Strauss KJ, Lebowitz RL, Venkatakrishnan V, Stehr M, McLellan DL, Peters CA, Zurakowski D, Dunning PS, Taylor GA. Radiation exposure reduction during voiding cystourethrography in a pediatric porcine model of vesicoureteral reflux. Radiology 2006;238:96-106.
     
  • Ward VL, Estroff JA, Nguyen HT, Lakshmanan Y, Hayward A, Jaramillo D, Zurakowski D, Dunning PS, Peters CA, Barnewolt CE. Fetal sheep development on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging: a standard for the in utero assessment of models of congenital abnormalities. Fetal Diagn Ther 2006;21:444-457. 
     
  • Ward VL, Nishino M, Hatabu H, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Feldman HA, Levine D. Fetal lung volume measurements: determination with MR imaging--effect of various factors. Radiology 2006;240:187-193. 
     
  • Kunisaki SM, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Ward VL, Nemes LP, Fauza DO, Jennings RW. Large fetal congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations: growth trends and patient survival. J Pediatr Surg 2007;42:404-410. 
     
  • Kunisaki SM, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Ward VL, Nemes LP, Fauza DO, Jennings RW. Large fetal congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations: growth trends and patient survival. J Pediatr Surg 2007;42:404-410. 
     
  • Passerotti CC, Barnewolt CE, Xuewu J, Passerotti AMS, Ward VL, Dunning P, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. In Utero Treatment for Bladder Outlet Obstruction Using Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Techniques. J Urol 2008; 180: 1790-1794. 
     
  • Ward VL, Strauss KJ, Barnewolt CE, Venkatakrishnan V, Zurakowski D, Lebowitz RL, Taylor GA. Pediatric Radiation Exposure and Effective Dose Reduction During Voiding Cystourethrography. Radiology 2008; 249: 1002-1009.

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